Public Water Fountain with sparkling water

Categories: Eco Consumption, Waste Prevention, Technical and Research, Communication and Education, Plastic, Water

Organisation: Municipality of Castelfidardo (Italy)

Localisation: Castelfidardo (Italy)

Summary

Since January 2010 the municipality of Castelfidardo (Italy) has installed a public water fountain with a carbon filter system in order to dispense mineral and sparkling water to its inhabitants.

On-site composting in Royal Parks of London

Categories: Biogenic fraction, Waste Prevention, Technical and Research, Recycling

Organisation: The Royal Parks

Localisation: London (UK)

Summary

Since 2002 as part of ISO 14001 registration ‘The Royal Parks’ (Central London) has formally carried out the composting of green waste in the Central Royal Parks (Hyde, St James’s and The Green Parks and Kensington Gardens). The project aimed to demonstrate the sustainable use of green waste arising and to recycle a target of 100% of uncontaminated green waste by the end of 2005, including expired perennial and bedding planting.

Office dematerialisation in Brussels Region

Categories: Paper, Technical and Research, Waste Prevention, Energy

Organisation: Brussels Environment (IBGE-BIM)

Localisation: Brussels Capital Region (Belgium)

Summary

At the end of 2003, the Brussels Administration for Environment (IBGE-BIM) initiated a “Program of office dematerialisation actions” aiming to reduce office paper and energy consumption.

Underground containers for selective collection in Ile-de-France

Categories: Paper, Metal, Glass, Technical and Research, Plastic, Recycling

Organisation: Syndicat Emeraude – Montmorency Valley Syndicate for the treatment of household waste

Main partners:

  • Eco-Emballages – French producer’s responsability organisation for packaging
  • Municipalities

Localisation: Montmorency Valley (FR)

Summary

To overcome difficulties linked with high density and vertical housing, the first underground containers in this area were implemented in 2006 as a pilot project. Following the success of the pilot action, there was an increasing demand on the territory.